I would appreciate any help in this topic as I'm at a loss for pain management. I have been living with chronic pain for over 3 years. After trying almost every nerve and pain medication, the only thing that has truly controlled my pain is Nucynta. After being on the ER 150MG/day for a few months and feeling like I had my life back, I starting experiencing bad side effects after ~2months (dizziness, lack of concentration and jittery), which became intolerable, so I had to come off. I switched to Ultram (100mg 2 times/day), and 10mg of oxycodone (up to 4 times/day). Ultram initially helped a lot with the pain, but now I cannot even sit for more than 15 minutes without constant burning. I had also tried 50mg of immediate release Nucynta for a short period, but still had that jittery, nervous, shaky feeling. My question is, has anyone who had side effects on Nucynta had luck with the effects going away after a few weeks? I am desperate to gain relief, but reluctant to switch back if I'm only going to feel those awful side effects. Appreciate any insight!
Well, sorry to hear you had such good pain management with the nucynta to only run into side effect issues. Like you, I tried everything under the sun, but nothing helped even close to management of the horrific burning sensation except the wonder drug nucynta! Been on it for 10 yrs. No side effects. My only suggestion would be try a lower dose. Such as 75 or 100 mg er. Maybe an additional pain med for any break through pain if needed. At any rate good luck!
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